The competition for Tirana-Durres corridor stems from the need to improve the urban condition of the area along the corridor. It is one of main circulation axis of Albania that connects the two biggest cities in the country and again connects them both to the airport. It has become an economic corridor that brings large revenue to the country. It cuts through many small cities and in this perspective the whole country is the beneficiary, while the communities along the corridor will be direct beneficiaries. From an organizational perspective the competition slices the Tirana -Durres corridor into three segments/ lots: the area which connects Tirana to the metropolitan highway, the area which connects Durres to the metropolitan highway, and the city of Vora which is split in half by the metropolitan highway.
DURANA ECONOMIC CORRIDOR 06 Lot 3 I’AUC + DEA Studio + Encore - winning team Team composition: Architect & Urban Planner François Decoster - l’AUC Gaétan Brunet - l’AUC Ervin Taçi - Dea studio Architect Aymeric Le Bon - l’AUC Pierre Boivin - l’AUC Alket Meslani - Dea studio Klodiana Emiri - Dea studio Klaudio Onuzi - Dea studio Engineer Sokol Metoja Rovena Metoja 126 I’AUC + DEA studio + Encore
DURANA ECONOMIC CORRIDOR We propose to transform the highway from Durana to Durrës into a showcase of Albania’s new society and economy. This will be a gradual process aiming to organise a modern and efficient infrastructure and to strengthen the relations of the highway and its immediate vicinity with the urban, agricultural and natural environment behind it. This long term perspective will support economic and social development along the Durana corridor on the basis of urban industry, local agriculture, tourism and culture. It will also be backed up by the reorganization of mobility on and around the highway to provide safer and more efficient accessibility between the major cities (Tirana, Durrës), villages, settlements, and most attractive spots (Durrës beaches, the lakes, the rural countryside...). I’AUC + DEA studio + Encore 127